Trespassengers

Trespassengers

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Trespassengers are a 5 piece Alt-Country/Rock band from Harrisburg, PA. Music that isn't brazen, or over the top in anyway. Just a few chords strung together that stick in your head, the kind you find yourself whistling days later.

Biography

Formed as an acoustic duo in 1998, the Trespassengers were originally conceived as a creative outlet for singer-songwriters Sam Weight and Todd Slater, who at the time were playing with other more rock-oriented bands. Their collaboration produced a wealth of material in the contemporary acoustic/alt-country genre, and after experimenting with different line-ups and instrumentation, the core of the current band was established in 2003, including Mike Francisco on bass, Ned Berry on fiddle, and Brian Lang on drums. After Mike’s tragic death in May 2006, Sam’s former bandmate Matt Miller joined on bass and the Trespassengers have continued to hone their sound, finishing work on a new recording to be released in the Summer of 2008.

Drawing on both classic influences such as The Who, Neil Young, The Band, and The Eagles, and modern influences such as Wilco, Son Volt, The Eels, My Morning Jacket, Camper Van Beethoven, and the Jayhawks, the Trespassengers have stayed true to their singer-songwriter format, combining elements of traditional Americana with modern sonic textures. Younger audiences appreciate the combination of honest, introspective lyrics and a sound that is refreshing in contrast with much of today’s alternative rock, and older audiences appreciate the Trespassengers novel take on the “classic rock” genre.

As described by the band, the Trespassengers play “Music that isn't brazen, or over the top in anyway. Just a few chords strung together that stick in your head, the kind you find yourself whistling days later.”

Lyrics

Talk About What

Written By: Trespassengers

She always said that she's a mess
and given half a chance she'd do it again
but to me you know that didn't matter
I always thought, hey I can find a way to fix her

So I struck a match and I soon struck out
how fast a fire can turn into a melt down
I was wrong I was just so wrong
you can change the key
and still play the same song

So lets talk about
talk about what
lets talk about what has happened to us
I can't get around, can't get around it
I can't get around what happened to us

I'm in a black car on a dark street
I'm being followed by the cops in a bad dream
I fake a left, then hang a hard right
but they've got a road block
set up at the next light

And thats just like it
thats just like what
thats just like what has happened to us
I can't get around, can't get around it
I can't get around what happened to us

Pictures and letters stored in boxes
I only wish I could remember wht the truth is
who says you have to leave it
like you've found it?
you will romance the past
when you can't dance around it

So lets talk about
talk about what
lets talk about what has happened to us
cause I can't get around, can't get around it
I can't get around what happened to us

I wish you'd change your mind
I wish you'd change your mind
I wish you'd change your mind
oh won't you change your mind?

Who's Next

Written By: Trespassengers

I didn't send out any invitations
I checked twice so I'm sure I locked the door
That voice I heard, it must have been imagined
Cause it's just me here with my guitar

I turned off all the lights in the basement
Just to find out that I'm not really scared
It's pretty dark, but I can see a little
Just enough to make it to the stairs

I'd go out but it won't stop raining
I found out what loneliness is for
Nothing's wrong, I'm not complaining

There's no point in putting up resistance
There's things inside of me I can't explain
I'm digging up stuff I never knew existed
Put it back before I go insane

Is there a park where they really sell amusement?
With cheap thrills they think I've never had
An idle mind can be quite a play thing
Hell it's easy to make the devil laugh

I'd go out but it won't stop raining
I found out what loneliness is for
Nothing's wrong, I'm not complaining
I'm not braging about my education
But I know what loneliness is for
A sad song can't make me change the station

I just relax and listen to some records
Who's Next is lying on the floor
I count the days it's been since you left me
Who's next? What are they waiting for?

Maybe Then

Written By: Trespassengers

I am not a liar,
Though I have been known to fake a smile,
I am not a faker,
Can't make believe that's worth my while,
Maybe you could change that,
Maybe you could help me to feel ok,
Instead you take a step back,
Even I can see that it's not safe.

Maybe in a couple years,
We could try again,
If both feet ever hit the ground,
You know not now but maybe then.

I am not a runaway,
I can always find a good place to hide,
I'm not a cautious man,
I know I walk faster in the night,
Darkness doesn't change a thing,
Not if there's a light at the other end,
The tunnel goes on and on and on,
I hope it doesn't cave in.

Maybe in a couple years,
If I could see the end,
If my feet ever leave the ground,
Then I can see the sun again.

I am not a know-it-all,
Hey, I know just enough to be confused,
I'm not the luckiest,
I have bet far too much to lose,
Probably not the only one,
Who couldn't guess the password at the door,
Maybe in a couple years,
Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for.

Tell Me

Written By: Trespassengers

You sneak out of my room
As I freak out on you
But to scream is just my blood type
Though you have the will
To see me through this season
Depression and confusion
they flood my mind

Tell me again
as I lean around the corner
I am looking out the window
as you gently take my hand
I didn't mean to ignore you
But I get so lost without it
If the sun has gone behind me
I am staring at the moon

If you'll read to me
I'll turn off the t.v.
And though I know the ending
I'll still act surprised
Like every word is true
And I want it to be
The room gets warmer
as I close my eyes

Tell me again
what I said when I was sleeping
There is something from the bible
and a necklace made of gold
I didn't mean to alarm you
But I screamed 'cause I was frightened
And I swear I felt the devil
wrap his fingers 'round my throat

You won't turn around
but I know that you've been crying
Though I never meant to hurt you
That's exactly what I've done
We both know I'm sorry
but some things can't be forgotten
If the Son is shining blindly
you'll still see it when it's gone

Discography

Trespassengers 4 song E.P. - 2007
Unleaded Regular - (Coming May of 2008)

Set List

Original Songs:

Anything
Attractive
Blue in the Face
Care at All
Different
Even Now
Everywhere and beautiful
Falling Out
Giants
Head Spiders
In Between
Lies
Losing Yourself
Make Us Proud
Maryland
Maybe Then
Memory
Only you
Over
Smile
Shoot for the moon
Stand up
Stuck
Talk About What
Tell Me
The Same
This last look
Thought of leaving
Trouble
Variations
What does she
What I Missed
Who's Next

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Cover Songs:

American Car
Amie
Ant Farm
Box Full of Letters
Camera
Climbing Up
Fearless
History of lovers
Kids are Alright
King of Carrot Flowers
Long December
Naomi
Windfall